Dental Cleaning or prophylaxis helps prevent a multitude of dental problems apart from ensuring a healthy mouth and providing aesthetic value. Specialized instruments are used to remove dental plague thus reducing the risk of cavities. Though people routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and flossing but hardened deposits or tartar as they are commonly referred are not removed. It requires specialized cleaning by dental hygienists using methods like scaling and polishing. Teeth cleaning are a painless process with a tickling sensation and do not cause any discomfort. It is a comparatively inexpensive process but the costs add up if you procrastinate and end up with cavities or gum disease. Regular visits (atleast once a year) to your dentist along with practicing proper dental hygiene at home go a long way in providing a clean and healthy mouth and confident smile.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore